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Gov: Flags to half-staff for fallen Ore. firefighter

By KTVZ.COM news sources
Published On: Jul 02 2013 02:07:20 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 02 2013 02:18:04 PM CDT
Oregon Hotshot Wes Percin Jr.

Hotshot Wes Percin Jr., a 2007 West Linn HS graduate, was one of 19 Hotshot firefighters killed in Arizona over the weekend

SALEM, Ore. -

Gov. John Kitzhaber on Tuesday ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday in honor of John Percin, Jr.
“John Percin, Jr., was a graduate of West Linn High School and a member of one of the country's distinguished hotshot fire crews,” said Governor Kitzhaber.

“He gave his life fighting a destructive fire in Arizona, along with 18 other men performing critical but dangerous work to protect people, property, and natural resources.

"My thoughts are with his family and friends, and I urge all Oregonians to take a moment to remember John, his bravery, and his noble sacrifice.”


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